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A bill that would require bystanders to emergencies to call 911 failed in the Utah House of Representatives Wednesday. 

This is the third year House Minority Leader Brian King has sponsored House Bill 104, Responsibilities in an Emergency. The bill would make it a class B misdemeanor if individuals failed to call 911 in an emergency.

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District 54 Rep. Tim Quinn is sponsoring House Bill 217, which amends state election code to allow for the recall of a sitting United States senator. Quinn swears it has nothing to do with one of Utah’s current U.S. senators, Mitt Romney, who has made news recently as one of two Republican senators to vote for impeachment witnesses.

State Rep. Tim Quinn previews the 2020 legislative session that starts Monday. Robin Marrouche, Director of the Susan Swartz Gallery, has details about the curated exhibit at the gallery with some of the art and artists from Agnes Gund's private collection. Gund is featured in one of the films at Sundance this year, Aggie and Sundance Film Festival Programmer Charlie Sextro has a preview of some of this year's national and world cinema narrative films.

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The 2020 legislative session starts in two weeks, where Utah’s lawmakers will create and amend laws that impact every Utahn. An upcoming event seeks to connect Park City-area residents with their legislators and learn more about the lawmaking process.

Action Utah, a non-partisan community advocacy organization, will host a legislative preview Wednesday evening. Action Utah Executive Director Andrea Himoff hopes the event empowers Utahns to engage in the state political process.

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A group of Utahns is trying to put a citizen referendum on the November ballot, to overturn the tax bill the state legislature recently passed in a December special session. 

Park City resident Tom Horton has been politically active in Utah since the 1970s, canvassing and fundraising for issues and candidates. Now, he’s gathering signatures for a referendum to undo the Utah legislature’s tax overhaul.

The Utah Legislature recently passed a sweeping overhaul of the state tax system during a special session earlier in December. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law shortly after. Two Summit County legislators give their take on the bill.

On today's show host Carolyn Murray speaks with Utah Represenatives Tim Quinn and Brian King about the tax overhaul bill that was just passed in a special session and signed by the Governor in December. Moe Hickey with Voices for Utah Children and Ciriac Alverez policy analyst talk about the increases in DACA application renewals and their concerns for it's future in 2020.

The state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force met for the final time Monday, and a special session of the full-legislature could be held as soon as this week to approve this sweeping tax reform bill. 

The 199-page draft bill to shore up the state’s general fund includes a $160 million tax cut.

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The state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force met for five hours Tuesday to debate tax reform policy recommendations and take public comment. 

The co-chairs of the state legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force have recommended removing the constitutional requirement to spend income tax revenue only on public education funding as one way to address the state’s tax revenue imbalance. 

House Minority Leader Brian King, a Democrat who represents part of Summit County, says there are many other options to address tax reform beside giving up the constitutional earmark on income tax for education.

The Utah Legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force met recently for its second study session. This time, lawmakers focused on education funding. 

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After hosting eight town halls across the state to hear questions, concerns and comments from approximately 1,500 Utahns, the state’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force has moved into the next phase of its attempt to address a revenue imbalance between the education and general fund. 

House District 54 Representative, Tim Quinn has an update on the Tax Restructuring and Equalization task force state wide tour. City Council Member, Becca Gerber talks about the council meeting last night. Frank Zang , Vice President of Communications for Larry H Miller Tour of Utah has the latest on the Tour, the current race leader and what Summit and Wasatch County residents can expect this weekend as it finishes up on Sunday. Wasatch County School District Communications Director, John Moss  has the overview of the Truth in Taxation hearing held at the district offices in Heber.

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After legislative leaders pulled the plug on a bill to address what they view as a tax revenue sourcing problem, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force was formed this past legislative session to take the issue back to the drawing board. 

On today’s program, Park City Water Quality and Treatment Manager Michelle DeHaan discusses the water quality consumer confidence report that was sent out to all Park City households last month. State Rep. Tim Quinn has an update on the tax reform task force and Amber Hansen from the Egyptian Theater will talk about their production of "A Chorus Line.” It opens Friday and runs through July 21st.

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